|Dec. 4 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET17:27 GMT1:27 CST10:27 AM MST12:27 PM EST12:57 PM VEN21:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-The White Sox announced Wednesday that the six-time American League All-Star agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, opting to play another season rather than retire or sign elsewhere.
Analysis: Acquired from Cincinnati in 1998, Konerko ranks second on the franchise list to Frank Thomas in homers and RBIs. He dealt with a back issue last season and batted .244 with just 12 homers and 54 RBIs.
|Sep. 25 3:02 PM PT4:02 PM MT5:02 PM CT6:02 PM ET18:02 ET22:02 GMT6:02 CST3:02 PM MST5:02 PM EST5:32 PM VEN2:02 UAE (+1)5:02 PM CT-Konerko will miss Chicago's final road game with a bruised right kneecap.
Analysis: The 15-year veteran fouled a pitch off his knee in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game against the Indians. Konerko dropped to the ground for several moments in pain after knocking right-hander Joe Smith's pitch off his knee. He stayed in the game and struck out before being replaced in the bottom of the inning. Konerko said it was ``kind of embarrassing to foul a ball off your back leg.''
|Aug. 29 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET14:42 ET18:42 GMT2:42 CST11:42 AM MST1:42 PM EST2:12 PM VEN22:42 UAE1:42 PM CT-Konerko was 2 for 3 in a 6-1 win over Houston on Wednesday.
Analysis: Konerko is 6 for 11 over his last three games, raising his .236 average to a slightly more respectable .245.
|Aug. 22 5:34 PM PT6:34 PM MT7:34 PM CT8:34 PM ET20:34 ET0:34 GMT8:34 CST5:34 PM MST7:34 PM EST8:04 PM VEN4:34 UAE (+1)7:34 PM CT-Konerko was scratched from the White Sox starting lineup just before the first pitch of Thursday night's game against the Kansas City Royals after complaining of light-headedness.
Analysis: Konerko was listed at first base and batting fifth on the original lineup sheet. His removal set off a series of changes that included adding outfielder Jordan Danks to the lineup.
|June 28 12:58 PM PT1:58 PM MT2:58 PM CT3:58 PM ET15:58 ET19:58 GMT3:58 CST12:58 PM MST2:58 PM EST3:28 PM VEN23:58 UAE2:58 PM CT-The Chicago White Sox have brought back first baseman/designated hitter Paul Konerko from his rehab assignment at Double-A Birmingham and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list before Monday's game against the Detroit Tigers.
Analysis: Konerko is in the lineup and batting fifth as Chicago's designated hitter against Tigers starter Max Scherzer.
|June 21 11:09 AM PT12:09 PM MT1:09 PM CT2:09 PM ET14:09 ET18:09 GMT2:09 CST11:09 AM MST1:09 PM EST1:39 PM VEN22:09 UAE1:09 PM CT-Konerko had two hits, including his seventh homer, in Chicago's 8-4 loss at Minnesota on Thursday.
Analysis: Konerko is batting 8 for 16 with four RBIs over his last four games.
|June 19 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 CST1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Konerko went 4 for 4, including a double and RBI, in a 7-5 loss at Minnesota on Tuesday.
Analysis: Konerko is hitting .364 with a homer, two doubles and six RBIs over his last nine games.
|June 2 11:43 AM PT12:43 PM MT1:43 PM CT2:43 PM ET14:43 ET18:43 GMT2:43 CST11:43 AM MST1:43 PM EST2:13 PM VEN22:43 UAE1:43 PM CT-Konerko sat out Sunday because of recurring stiffness in his neck.
Analysis: Konerko believes he will play Monday at Seattle and perhaps even be available off the bench in the finale against the A's.
|May 19 12:16 PM PT1:16 PM MT2:16 PM CT3:16 PM ET15:16 ET19:16 GMT3:16 CST12:16 PM MST2:16 PM EST2:46 PM VEN23:16 UAE2:16 PM CT-Konerko had a season-high three hits in the White Sox's 12-9 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
Analysis: Konerko was batting .217 in his first 36 games this season.
|Apr. 17 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 CST3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Konerko went 2 for 3, hit a solo homer and scored three runs - including what proved to be the game-winner on a sac fly in the ninth - in Chicago's 4-3 win over Toronto on Tuesday.
Analysis: Konerko is 10 for 28 with three homers during an eight-game hitting streak.
|Apr. 15 2:45 PM PT3:45 PM MT4:45 PM CT5:45 PM ET17:45 ET21:45 GMT5:45 CST2:45 PM MST4:45 PM EST5:15 PM VEN1:45 UAE (+1)4:45 PM CT-Konerko slugged his second home run of the season in a 3-1 victory over Cleveland on Sunday.
Analysis: Konerko is 7 for 21 with two homers and seven RBIs over his six-game hitting streak.
|Apr. 10 1:46 PM PT2:46 PM MT3:46 PM CT4:46 PM ET16:46 ET20:46 GMT4:46 CST1:46 PM MST3:46 PM EST4:16 PM VEN0:46 UAE (+1)3:46 PM CT-Konerko hit a grand slam Tuesday, but Chicago fell to Washington.
Analysis: Konerko is just 3 for 22 to start the season.
|Feb. 17 9:28 AM PT10:28 AM MT11:28 AM CT12:28 PM ET12:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 CST10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE11:28 AM CT-Konerko knows the end of his playing career is in sight. He just doesn't know how close that might be.
Analysis: The 36-year-old Konerko said Sunday he has not made any plans beyond this season, his 15th with Chicago. Konerko, the last remaining member from the White Sox team that won the World Series title in 2005, says he has considered life after baseball and he's ``not afraid of that. I'm not scared of it.'' Konerko says younger teammates tease him about being the old man in the clubhouse. He has 422 career homers - 415 with the White Sox.